Bombers can’t fend off late comeback from Madisonville

June 22, 2023 | 12:04 am

Updated June 22, 2023 | 2:01 am

A strong start fizzled out for the Bombers on Wednesday, as some late offense from Madisonville led to a 10-7 loss at home.

The Bombers got off to a hot start on Wednesday, taking advantage of an error to grab the first run of the game on a groundout in the bottom of the first. A second error led to another run, putting Madisonville down 2-0 heading into the second.

A third error allowed Owensboro to grab one more in the bottom of the second, while it was a two-run single from Aiden Wells in the bottom of the fifth that gave them a 5-0 lead. But a pair of walks and a hit by pitch to start the sixth quickly gave Madisonville life, as a two-run double put them on the board.

They didn’t slow up either, getting a run on a passed ball and a one-out single to make it a one-run game before ultimately getting a two-out two-run single to leave the Bombers down 6-5 going into the seventh. Owensboro evened things back up in the bottom of the seventh with a sac fly from Easton Blandford, but their lone error of the game led to a pair of runs for Madisonville and an 8-6 deficit going into the bottom of the eighth.

It was there that the Bombers got one more run thanks to a bases-loaded walk with two outs, but that would be all they got as a fly out ended the inning. Madisonville proceeded to pick up two more runs in the top of the ninth as well, with a one-out single from Wells and a double from Matthew Smith gave the Bombers one more chance to complete a comeback.

But it would be for not, as a strikeout and fly out in back-to-back at-bats ended the game to give Madisonville a 10-7 win over Owensboro. 

The Bombers had seven different pitchers take the mound on Monday, with Matthew Smith taking the loss in relief—giving up six earned runs on three walks and two hits without getting an out. Wells led the way at the plate with a pair of RBIs on a 2-5 day, while Blandford and Gavyn Minyard had an RBI each.

Owensboro now sits at 2-5 overall, as they will look to snap their two-game losing streak in a doubleheader with Moberly & Charleston, Missouri, at 5:15 & 7:30 on Friday.

June 22, 2023 | 12:04 am

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